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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can a lot of salt in a diet cause clogged arteries or possible heart problems in the future. i put some salt on my meals. will it eventually kill me?

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Dr. Surinder Yadav
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Causes hypertension: High salt intake can in the long run possibly lead to hypertension. Long standing hypertension or high blood pressure will eventually lead to diseases such as heart disease or strokes. It is important to have a healthy lifestyle by reducing salt intake, fatty foods intake and exercise regularly.Ath.
Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice 11 years experience
Salt: Salt intake is linked to blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease and stroke. However, in someone your age without kidney or liver disease and normal blood pressure, i would not worry about adding salt to your meals. Enjoy your meals!

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Last updated Apr 22, 2014

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